Ballot Drop Box and Completion Instructions

Contents of the Official Mail Ballot Packet

• Official Ballot                                             • Voter Instructions                                     • Official Return Envelope

How do I fill in my ballot?

Follow all the voting instructions shown on your ballot (Use black or blue pen only). After you have marked all your voting choices and finished voting:

  1. Refold your ballot along the original fold lines.
  2. Place the voted ballot into the Official Return Envelope. (only one ballot per envelope)
  3. On the back of the Official Return Envelope complete the three blank lines:
    • Print your (1) name on the line that reads “Self Affirmation” 
    • (2) Sign and (3) date on the lines “Self Affirmation” 
    • (You must complete all three lines for your ballot to be valid)ballot signature graphic
  4. Only one voter’s ballot is permitted in your Official Return Envelope. If more than one ballot is placed in your Official Return Envelope, none of the ballots will be counted.

Where can I drop off my ballot?

There are five designated ballot drop box locations. All will be available beginning March 17, 2023, through Election Day, April 4, 2023. Available 24 hours until 7 p.m. on Election day.

  • Grand Junction City Hall (outside ballot drop box) 250 N. 5th Street Grand Junction
  • Grand Valley Transit - West Transfer Facility (outside ballot drop box) 612 24 1/2 Road, Grand Junction 
  • Department of Human Services (outside ballot drop box) 510 29 1/2 Road, Grand Junction
  • Mesa County Central Services (drive-up ballot drop box in parking lot) 200 S. Spruce Street, Grand Junction 
  • Colorado Mesa University (ballot drop box outside Robinson Theatre) 1299 N. 12th St, Grand Junction 

Available: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday (except legal holidays) and on Election Day 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Election Office - Grand Junction City Hall (City Clerk’s Office) 250 N. 5th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501

If you have ID Required stamped above your name on the Official Return Ballot Envelope, YOU MUST submit a valid ID or your vote will not count!

  1. Make a photocopy of one of the IDs listed below. 
  2. Place the photocopy inside the Official Return Envelope.

Note: All IDs must be current and valid. If your ID shows an address, it must be a Colorado address.

  • A Colorado Driver’s License
  • An ID card issued by the Department of Revenue 
  • A U.S. Passport
  • An Employee ID card with your photograph issued by any branch department, agency or entity of the U.S. government or of this state, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision 
  • A pilot’s license issued by the FAA or other authorized agency of the U.S.
  • A military ID card with your photograph on it
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address. 
  •  Written correspondence from the county sheriff or his or her designee to the county clerk indicating you are confined in a county jail or detention facility.
  • A Medicare or Medicaid card issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • A certified copy of your U.S. birth certificate issued in the U.S.
  • Certified documentation of naturalization
  • A student ID card with your photograph issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado
  • A veteran ID card with your photograph issued by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration 
  • An ID card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying your tribal membership
  • Verification that you are committed to the Department of Human Services, but eligible to register and vote.

Return your ballot
You may return your voted ballot by mail, or hand deliver it to a Designated Ballot Drop Box location. 

Ballots MUST BE RECEIVED at the Grand Junction City Clerk’s Office or a Designated Ballot Drop Box location by 7 p.m. on Election Day for your vote to be counted. Ballots received after 7 p.m. on April 4, 2023, will not be counted.

Postmarks do not count as a received date. You must apply appropriate postage if returning the ballot by mail.